Leather Handle - The Tilikum - 3 Sizes

The Tilikum is a traditional all-leather handle large enough to be a statement piece, vertically or horizontally. It has two points of contact for a strong anchor. 

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  • Hand-dyed American vegetable-tanned leather 
  • Nickel, Brass or Black mounting hardware included 

DIMENSIONS (as installed): 

  • Small 1” (2.5cm) wide x 5.75” (14.6cm) long with a 4” / 10.2cm (+/- 0.25" / 0.6cm) center-to-center length (C2C). Projection 1.375" (3.5cm).
  • Medium 1” (2.5cm) wide x 6.75” (17.1cm) long with a 5” / 12.7cm (+/- 0.25" / 0.6cm) center-to-center length (C2C). Projection 1.375" (3.5cm).
  • Large 1” (2.5cm) wide x 7.75” (19.7 cm) long with a 6” / 15.2cm (+/- 0.25" / 0.6cm) center-to-center length (C2C). Projection 1.375" (3.5cm).
  • Note: Leather is a flexible material, so each handle can accommodate C2C dimensions that are +/- 0.25" (+/- 0.6cm).
  • Printable Stylesheet here. 

LABELS: Yes! This item can be labeled with a personal message up to 10 characters. Labeling can add 2-3 days to the turnaround time. Label font and placement is shown in the photo. Learn more about labels.

About the Walnut Studiolo Leather Drawer Pull Collection: 

  • Architectural Beauty: Original designs by former Architecture Principal Geoffrey Franklin, Walnut Studiolo's collection of leather drawer pulls combines minimalist modern design with old-fashioned natural materials. 
  • Sustainable American Story: Behind their good looks, there's a great story. Handcrafted in small batches in the USA from oak-tanned leather and oil dyes, our low-impact environmental values shine through. 
  • High Quality, Durable Materials: Our unique hand-dyed American leather gets better with age, offering a warm and comfortable touch with strong, long-lasting durability.
  • Award-Winning Designs: Chosen by discerning designers for projects big and small, from home IKEA hacks and vintage Airstream remodels to mountain chalets and executive mansions. Honored at the “Best of Portland” awards and editorially featured in Real Simple, House Beautiful, and Interior Design magazines. 

    Ask us about Custom Sizing!

    INCLUDES: Each order comes with 1 handle, mounting hardware, and installation instructions. 

    INSTALLATION: Fits door, drawer, and cabinet faces from 0.5" (12.7mm) to 1.5" (38.1mm) thick, with multiple included back screw lengths. Back screws available for thicker doors upon request. Installs with a standard screwdriver. Create a unique look by replacing our metal washers with our handcrafted Leather Washers (sold separately).

    Watch an installation video on our Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/walnutstudiolo/drawerpulls

    CARE: Cleans easily with mild soapy water. Extra hardware kits and leather care dressing available in our Parts section. 

    Customer Reviews

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 59 reviews

    The handles are beautiful and perfect for our entry drawers!


    They were great to work with. They even called to straighten out a confusing part of the order.

    3 Stars

    The quality of the leather and the craftsmanship is good. The design was not good since I was using the handles to lift rather than pull straight out. The handles are unstable in that regard, and rotate way too much on their attachment posts and deform.(using them as straight handles with two attachment posts per handle, not as looped handles) After hours of working with the parts, I partially adapted the design to be significantly more stable. I really needed them remade from scratch to work the best, and asked the shop to replace the two I bought, with the more sturdy design, but they would only do it if I paid all over again. I already paid +/- $60.00, so that was too much for this project, so I�m left with adequate handles instead of great. (And they have my redesign)

    We're happy to work with customers on 'one-of-a-kind' custom handles. If you receive our handles and realize you need a different design, we do accept returns. And if you want advice on the right handle design, contact us anytime for a free designer consultation.

    leather quality

    We haven�t installed the handle yet as it�s going on the back of a barn door, however the quality of the leather looks outstanding. Not to mention the super cute full of love packing! I know it�s a small thing but in my opinion the little things go a long way :)


    Lovely and fun describe these handle